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Conclusion

This week, we have closely examined the rights of data subjects safeguarded by the GDPR. We have also seen that the usefulness of the GDPR would be limited if no rights would be introduced in relation to natural persons who are identified or identifiable in relation to information relating to them or their personal data. You can consult the overview of all data subjects’ rights here or find it below this article as a PDF file.

The rights mentioned above represent a new development in the current EU legal regime on data protection and form the core of the new regulation and must be respected and protected by those involved in the processing of personal data. The main role is to be played by the Member States of the European Union who will have to comply with the GDPR and ensure the rights and freedoms of individuals.

Next week, the focus will be put on various obligations of data controllers and data processors that should not be disregarded given their importance for the protection of personal data in the EU and beyond. We will see in great detail what those two types of entities are required to do in order to comply with the GDPR. Stay tuned!

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Understanding the GDPR

University of Groningen

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